A Taste of Life at Windrush Alpacas

March 9, 2020

C’mon Out to Open Farm Day this Saturday

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Open Farm Day at Windrush Alpacas 03/14/2020 10 am to 2 pm

March 2, 2020

There’s a Hint of Spring at Windrush Alpacas!

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Alpacas at Windrush Alpacas

Spring is just around the corner, and our alpacas are certainly excited about the warmer temps and hints of grass that will begin to sprout up in the next few weeks. How about you? Is it time to come outdoors and spend some time with the alpacas?

Shake off those winter blues and join us for our next Open Farm Day on Saturday, March 14, 2020 to learn about alpacas, see their full winter coats (shearing will take place in April and May) and take a tour of our farm. Visit us anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

On an Open Farm Day tour you will get to personally meet our owners and many of our alpacas. You will learn a bit about each one. (They all have different personalities, you know!) We will explain how we care for them and how their soft fleece is turned into the beautiful yarns, garments and toys that are sold in our Farm Store.

Our Farm Store will be open for your shopping pleasure during Open Farm Day! 

After spending time with our friendly animals, you might even Adopt-a-Paca! No need to take it home, we’ll care for your special friend! We’ll tell you all about our program when you visit!

Bring your family, your friends, your co-workers and anyone who needs to get outside in the sunshine and join us for this informative and fun day! And don’t forget your camera! Our alpacas love to take selfies with you!

We have ample free parking, it’s free admission for everyone, and we even offer hot and cold refreshments to our visitors. Windrush Alpacas farm is located us 1-1/4 miles south of Brady on CRM. Watch our Facebook page for updates www.facebook.com/WindrushAlpacas. For more information, call us at 575-683-5177 or visit our website at www.windrushalpacas.com, shop online at http://www.windrushalpacas.net/store/ , or sign up for our newsletter at http://eepurl.com/xhiwn! Learn more about our Adopt-a-Program here http://www.windrushalpacas.com/pages/2087/adopt-a-paca

February 3, 2020

Spend Your Saturday with Alpacas!

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January 27, 2020

Warm Up Your Heart with a Visit to Windrush Alpacas

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Open Farm Day at Windrush Alpacas

Winter getting to you? Warm up your heart and hands visiting with our herd of friendly alpacas at Open Farm Day! Visit on Saturday, February 8 between 10 am and 3 pm.

During your visit to our farm, we will tell you about our alpacas (and their names!), tour you around the farm and explain to you all you want to know about raising alpacas.

Don’t let cold keep you away! Our toasty, heated Farm Store will be open for you to warm up in and to see (and buy!) all the different socks, scarves, hats and other products made from alpaca fleece. And if we must, we’ll even bring an alpaca inside! You’ll get hot chocolate – the alpaca will get your attention!

Get out of the house and do something different!  If you’ve been here before, come again! There is always something interesting to learn and see at Windrush Alpacas. Stop by anytime on Saturday, February 8 between 10 am and 3 pm!  Make sure your phone or camera are with you too! Our alpacas love for you to take their picture.

Windrush Alpacas farm is located just 1-1/4 miles south of Brady on CRM. Watch our Facebook page for updates www.facebook.com/WindrushAlpacas.

For more information, call us at 575-683-5177 or visit our website at www.windrushalpacas.com, shop online at http://www.windrushalpacas.net/store/ , or sign up for our newsletter at http://eepurl.com/xhiwn! Learn more about our Adopt-a-Program here http://www.windrushalpacas.com/pages/2087/adopt-a-paca .

January 6, 2020

First Open Farm Day of 2020 is this Saturday!

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Open Farm Day at windrush Alpacas January 11, 2020

December 9, 2019

Holiday Open Farm Day this Saturday!

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Celebrate the Season at Windrush Alpacas Open Farm Day Saturday December 14, 2019.

October 7, 2019

October Open Farm Day is This Saturday!

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June 10, 2019

Learn to Spin Using a Drop Spindle

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Drop Spindle class

Have you always wanted to learn how to spin?

Are you looking for a cost-effective way to ease into spinning without the expense of a wheel?

Do you have a spinning wheel but struggle with drafting your roving?

Then this class is for you!

On June 15 at 10 am Windrush Alpacas is hosting a class so you can learn how to use a drop spindle to make your own yarn.

Shannon McKerlie will be your instructor and will guide you through the steps to get you spinning. A drop spindle is small, but you will be amazed at what you can spin on one.

Shannon spins beautiful yarns on her drop spindle and is a clear and patient instructor.

During the class, you will be able to see the beautiful Windrush alpacas who will be providing your roving.

Tickets are $15 and include instruction, 2 ounces of alpaca roving to spin, and a drop spindle to take home. Class is expected to last for approximately one hour.

Purchase tickets at https://tinyurl.com/yxuqkslc

Windrush Alpacas is located at 770 Curry Road M, Clovis, NM 88101  (1 1/4 miles south of Brady on CRM)

For more information, email Shannon at smckerlie@gmail.com. We’ll see you there!

June 3, 2019

Don’t Miss the Last Open Farm Day!

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June 8 Open Farm Day at Windrush Alpacas

May 13, 2019

Flower Full Moon Alpaca Yoga

Pink Full Moon Yoga at Windrush Alpacas

 

You asked for it and we listened! Windrush Alpacas is hosting an evening of moonlight, peace, calm, yoga, fun and alpacas!

*Check in Time: 7 pm

*Yoga session will start around 7:30 pm and will last approximately one hour.
*Registration Fee is $10 per person. At least $5 of the registration fee will go to our chosen special cause – A  new prosthetic leg for Thursday the alpaca. (Please see details below)
*Light refreshments will be provided after the event
*Farm store will be open after the event
*This is an adult event and we request no children, please
*Please remember we do not have a public restroom at the farm

Terri Golder will lead us through a gentle yoga class among the alpacas by the light of the Flower Full Moon (clouds permitting!). We ask that people arrive at 7 p.m. so that we can get everyone situated for a 7:30 p.m. start. The class will be approximately one hour in duration.

It will be dark when you leave the farm, so it is suggested that you bring a flashlight to help you cross the alpaca pen. You will be walking through the alpaca pens to get to the area where the yoga will take place so make sure you wear suitable shoes. You may also want to bring a towel to go under your yoga mat.

If you do not own a yoga mat email us at windrush@plateautel.net or message us through our Facebook page and we will see if we can find you a mat to borrow for the evening.

 

Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.
This event is to raise funds for a very special cause.

 

Thursday’s Story:

 

Thursday is a remarkable Suri Alpaca who belongs to my friend Kathleen Callen of Zena Suri Alpacas, Grove, Oklahoma. In November 2018 Thursday had an accident while getting out of Kathleen’s trailer and badly injured both of his front legs. Unfortunately, Thursday ended up having one leg amputated but it was hoped that the other leg would fully recover. 

Kathleen managed to purchase Thursday a custom-made prosthetic leg using funds she had saved for another project and Thursday has done well with his prosthetic leg. Sadly, Thursday’s remaining front leg would not heal, and it recently had to be amputated. While Thursday is managing to get around, he has to twist his spine to do so, this is uncomfortable for him and over time this will not be good for Thursday. 

Thursday badly needs another custom prosthetic leg to help him walk properly and Kathleen needs help raising funds to purchase the leg. Thursday is a sweet but very determined alpaca, who loves massages and flirting with girl alpacas! It is Kathleen’s hope that once Thursday is fully recovered he can become a therapy alpaca to help others who also have encountered difficulties in their lives.

You can follow Thursday’s progress at Zena Suri Alpacas Facebook page.

 

Windrush Alpacas farm is located us 1-1/4 miles south of Brady on CRM.

Watch our Facebook page for updates http://www.facebook.com/WindrushAlpacas.

For more information, call us at 575-683-5177 or visit our website at www.windrushalpacas.com, shop online at http://www.windrushalpacas.net/store/ , or sign up for our newsletter at http://eepurl.com/xhiwn! Learn more about our Adopt-a-Program here http://www.windrushalpacas.com/pages/2087/adopt-a-paca

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